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AUSTRALASIAN RECORD AND ADVENT WORLD SURVEY EDITOR: R. H. PARR WARBURTON, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA •^•••••^•••••^•^•••^^^•••^•^^••HBi^^H^^^HMHBBBH^BBM Volume 78, Number 29 Price: 8 cents July 22, 1974 MYSELF I have to live with myself and so I want to be fit for myself to know, I want to be able as days go by, Always to look myself in the eye. I don't want to stand with the setting sun, And hate myself for the things I've done. I don't want to keep on a cupboard shelf A lot of secrets about myself, And deceive myself as I come and go, Into thinking that no one else will know The kind of man I really am, I don't want to dress myself in sham. I want to go out with my head erect, I want to deserve all men's respect; But here in the struggle for fame and pelf I want to be able to like myself. I don't want to look at myself and know That I'm bluster and bluff and empty show. I never can hide myself from me; I see what others may never see; I know what others may never know; I never can fool myself, and so, Whatever happens I want to be Self-respecting and conscience free. —Edgar Guest. Registered for posting as a Periodical—Category A  22/7/74 AUSTRALASIAN RECORD The Other World and Its Stuggle Against Alcohol and Tobacco ERNEST H. J. STEED, Secretary, General Conference Temperance Department "IT'S A PLEASURE to meet someone from the other world," said the university professor I met at a vegetarian cafe in Sofia, Bulgaria. That's exactly how I felt about him! Most people seeing eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R. get the "other world" consciousness as they behold a different life-style, large political posters, and historic architecture, along endless apartment buildings. with seemingly endlpss and identical anartment building Socialism operates differently in each gle Against Alcohol or Alcoholism," or Later dominated by the Turks with national country, yet with one accord, "The Committee for the Struggle Against Muslim anti-alcohol beliefs, the Bulgars dedicated toward ultimate Communism, Tobacco." In other areas, these people's for many years saw the benefits of non- where self-control and the state, they groups are called "National Sobriety Com dnnking. With this background, Bulgaria believe, will bring about harmony, peace, mittees." today produces a weekly newspaper that and every benefit from science. Meeting Problems of Intemperance campaigns against alcohol, tobacco, drugs, My overall visit, covering Belgrade, Certainly not everyone in Socialist gambling, and even swearing. Such a life Sofia, Prague, Warsaw, Berlin, Helsinki, countries is aware of this trend—in fact, style is claimed to be beneficial for the Leningrad, Moscow, Bucharest, Vienna, you will see heavy drinking and smoking individual and for the state welfare. The in most areas, and problems with alcohol wine growing and tobacco production of and London, from February 28 to April 1, 1974, was nevertheless not to study or ism are just as evident as in any Western the country will in time, they believe, give consider the political aspects of this "other country. But, for years, Socialist countries way to their social and moralistic concepts. world," but to find a point of agreement for denied any such problems. Today they In Bulgaria, the per capita consumption the aim and purpose of the International are realistic and active toward rehabilita of spirits, wine, and beer is decreasing. Commission for the Prevention of Al tion and prevention, even, in some areas, Contributing to this trend are the 4,500 to being in advance of many other sobriety committees across the country. coholism. countries. This year, Dimitre Bratanov, who has As executive director of this non-politi For instance, in Czechoslovakia the week served as president of the National Sob cal, non-sectarian organization, which is I was there, the National Committee for riety Committee for many years, is serving recognized by the United Nations, I had the Struggle Against Alcohol launched a as president of the International Com discovered in a similar visit in 1971 a programme called "Action for Forty Mil mission for the Prevention of Alcoholism. growing concern about alcohol and tobacco. lion." It was triggered with a TV pres His sobriety committee with the presi Whereas, on that occasion I simply found entation following prime-time news each dent of the Union of Co-operatives in my way, on this visit I was able to observe, evening, focusing in on "Alcohol and the vited me to discuss with them the tem comprehend, and discover a pathway Family," "Alcohol and the Boss," "AlcoroJ perance programme. They also pleaded for for mutual involvement. Every Socialist and Free Time," and other social aspects advice, data, and guidance in the produc country visited showed a varying degree of life. tion and marketing of fruit juices. In of emphasis for the moralistic concept of Czechoslovakia also has a string of re addition, they want to establish vegetarian life according to the Marxist and Lenin habilitation centres across the country, cafes across the country. I was able to philosophy for developing a new man for where it is compulsory to have treatment tell them of our Health Food work, and the new society. after being twice arrested for drunkenness. assured them of our encouragement in This means, to many, a continuation of Saint Cyril is claimed to be the first these pursuits. the revolution, with a struggle against the Christian leader to the Bulgars. It was They listened intently as I reviewed the harmful habits of man—a moralistic em he who developed their alphabet so that aims and purposes concerning the work phasis without God—in fact, a struggle the Bible could be brought to the people, of Adventists for better living. against God, with man achieving through and it was he, says Dimitre Bratanov, Driven in government cars from meeting his own power. It is, therefore, common Bulgarian Sobriety Committee vice-presi to meeting, then entertained, with our place to learn of committees who term dent, who first introduced in their country ideals toasted in fruit juce, I left, con themselves, "The Committee for the Strug the idea of total abstinence. fident of an avenue for co-operation. Pastor E. H. J. Steed (centre left), seen with the chairman of the Polish Temperance and departmental leaders of the German Democratic Committee Against Alcoholism, S. Kozlowski. Other participants in the Republic Union of Seventh-day Adventists meeting in Berlin. conference were Z. lyko, S. Dabrowski and A. Okulicz. Photos: E. H. J. Steed. AUSTRALASIAN RECORD 22/7/74  Adventist Involvement Historic Picture Gallery In Warsaw the Adventist Church leaders have learnt the value of the temperance approach, as the Union secretary, Z. Lyko, now serves as executive director of the Committee Against Tobacco, and he and the Union president, Stanislaw Dabrowski, serve on the National Committee for the Struggle Against Alcohol. Conferences and dinner meetings I had with officials of both these committees, showed the high standard of their efforts and the value they place on the Adventist involvement. As I entered the Democratic People's Republic of Germany at Berlin, the cus toms official was about to check on my bag of books. I explained that it was filled with temperance literature, and I showed a copy of "Listen" magazine. "Temperance? Of course," she said, and waved me on my way. It was a similar situation entering the U.S.S.R., with a group of officials gathering around discussing the problem of alcohol. As I was encouraged on my way, one young woman stated that she did not drink or smoke and was all for prevention. I had two pleasant visits with the pro- rector and the vice-rector of the Moscow University after having an official tour of the university science exhibit, and being provided with two translators to aid my understanding. The vice-rector is chair A pictorial record of those attending the 1931 staff picnic held by the Wellington Cafe (New Zealand) man of the university's Committee for has been preserved for us to view with interest these many years later. They are, back row (left the Struggle Against Alcoholism. He told to right): Austin Townend (now pastor), Alex Millward. Second back row: Harrold Hall, Mr. Baron me that if anyone—student or professor— (manager), Mrs. Baron (holding Winsome), Rose Fraser (Mrs. Jackson), Minetta Devine (Mrs. Hall), uses alcohol in the university, he will be Pastor W. E. Battye, Mrs. Battye, Miss Johnson (partly obscured, Bible worker). The last three named instantly dismissed. The treatment is were guests at the picnic. Front row (standing): Daisy Warren, Joan Townend (Mrs. Millward). Front harsh, he added. row (seated): Jean Sperring (matron), Gay Beatie, Rene Hadfield (Mrs. Cramp). Director of the Central Institute for Scientific Research in Health Education, Dr. Dimitre Loransky, with his team of experts, spent four hours with me, of ficially discussing the I.C.P.A. programme, the I.C.P.A. proposal of a Socialist sem inar for the prevention of alcoholism to be held in August, 1975, at the Black Sea. He then explained educational materials, and finally the International Temperance Association programme and its relation ship to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its world-wide temperance activities. 5-Day Plan Wanted in Russia As I outlined the 5-Day Plan, Dr. Loransky said, "It is impossible. No one ' could quit in five days." I pointed out that millions already had quit, and briefly explained the plan and its principles. "We want it. How can we have it, and how much will it cost us?" I explained that it would cost nothing except co-operation, for we had just signed an agreement with the United States Navy and we would do the same for any country or group around the world if they agreed to follow the Plan and identify it accordingly, seeing that it was copyrighted. He said, "We will co-operate. I will take this up with the Ministry of Health Another view of the Wellington Cafe staff of 1931 vintage, back row (left to right): Rose Fraser and notify you." (Mrs. R. Jackson), Minetta Devine (Mrs. H. Hall), Mr. Baron (manager), Elsie Fraser (Mrs. H. Painter), I proposed that they send a team to ob Jean Sperring (matron). Front row: Joan Townend (Mrs. A. Millward), Rene Hadfield (Mrs. Cramp), serve the 5-Day Plan, study its detail and Daisy Warren, Austin Townend (now pastor). (Concluded on page 13) Photos supplied by courtesy Mrs. A. J. Millward.  22/7/74 AUSTRALASIAN RECOKD GUEST EDITORIAL X- X- -' Trust Him, Too!" "AS YE HAVE therefore received ning of our walk with Christ. She Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in graphically describes how this sur- Him: rooted and built up in Him, and render characterizes the way we "re- stablished in the faith, as ye have ceived Christ Jesus the lord." Read been taught, abounding therein with these inspired words prayerfully and thanksgiving." Col. 2: 6, 7. thoughtfully. "You gave yourself to God, to be His wholly, to serve and In The Living Bible, Paraphrased, obey Him, and you took Christ as experience with Jesus. "By faith you Dr. Kenneth Taylor amplifies this pas- your Saviour. You could not yourself become Christ's and by faith you are •* sage as follows: "And now just as you atone for your sins or change your to grow up in Him—by giving and trusted Christ to save you, trust Him, heart; but having given yourself to taking. You are to give all—your too, for each day's problems; live in God, you believe that He for Christ's heart, your will, your service—give vital union with Him. Let your roots sake did all this for you."—"Steps to yourself to Him to obey all His require- grow down into Him and draw up Christ," pages 69, 70. ments; and you must take all—Christ, nourishment from Him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and be- "You gave yourself to God, to be the fullness of all blessing, to abide come strong and vigorous in the truth His wholly"—here is our first step. in your heart, to be your strength, ^ you were taught. Let your lives over- The messenger of the Lord empha- your righteousness, your everlasting flow with joy and thanksgiving for all sizes the words of both the prophet helper—to give you power to obey." He has done." Jeremiah and the psalmist: "Blessed —"Steps to Christ," page 70. are they that . . . seek Him with the By faith we received Him, by faith The Epistles of the old apostle are whole heart." Ps. 119:2. "Ye shall day by day we grow up in Him. We * fairly bursting with sermon thoughts, seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall trusted Him the day we accepted Him. but I am not going to preach to you! search for Me with all your heart." We must continue to trust Him every I only wish to share some of the Jer. 29: 13. moment of each new day. In the be- ^ precious encouragement I have culled from the inspired words to the Colos- We give ourselves to be His wholly ginning we began to obey Him. The sian Christians. They have warmed —in the beginning it is a complete rest of our days are to be character- my heart. I hope they will warm surrender. It must likewise be a ized by a life of obedience. Thus we > yours. I have been blessed. I trust daily, moment-by-moment walk with show our love for Him. "If ye love* you, too, will be blessed. Him—"As ye have therefore received Me, keep My commandments." John Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in 14:15. How did you and I receive the Him." Col. 2: 6. Saviour? Personally, my heart still As Dr. Taylor comments, we "trust « Let us read on. Him, too, for each day's problems." warms and glows when I think of the day, as a teenager, I gave my heart to "You took Christ as your Saviour." When Jesus takes over, we can trust Christ at the time of my mother's In our initial experience we give and our problems to Him. A Christ who death back in July, 1931. I was reared we take! We give all and we take all can save us from sin is able to deal" a Seventh-day Adventist. I knew and —in Christ! If we give all without with the everyday problems of life if had accepted the basic doctrines of taking all, we cannot hope to succeed we will permit Him! He promises to the church, but I needed something in our Christian walk. Why? Read it do this! His promises are sure! « more—SomeONE more—Jesus Christ again. "You could not yourself atone Every day, in Dr. Taylor's words, in all of His fullness. for your sins or change your heart." we are to "live in vital union with We were helpless at the time of our Him. Let your roots grow down into^ When I opened my heart to Him conversion, we are helpless to con- forty-three years ago I made a full Him and draw up nourishment from tinue our new relationship with Hea- Him." Then we will "let . . . [our] ^ surrender. 1 determined He would ven. We must have help for our lives overflow with joy and thanksgiv- have all there was of me as long as temptations today. Thank God, it is ing for all He has done." * my newly found Lord gave me breath. all cared for in Christ! He is our hope I gave Him everything. Blessed thought! Blessed Saviour! and our help! Blessed daily walk with Him! SURRENDER DEPICTED BY GIVING AND TAKING ROBERT H. PIERSON, "' Ellen White beautifully depicts the Ellen White continues to expand on President, General Conference L. surrender that must mark the begin- this beautiful new—and continuing of Seventh-day Adventists. AUSTRALASIAN RECORD 22/7/74  Learning Is Fun at Mirriwinni! GILBERT VALENTINE, Assistant Youth Director, North New South Wales Conference LEARNING can be fun, and the Christian way of life is really the best and the happiest. That was the message that the staff at the recent Aboriginal Youth Camp tried to get across to the young campers, and we hope that in some small measure we were successful. The camp was conducted during the May school holidays, and children and youth from a wide area of the middle and north coast of North New South Wales attended. This was the third of a series of camp was just a foretaste of the fun Renovations are currently being made camps that the North New South and enjoyment of heaven if we give to the kitchen and dormitories, and a Wales Youth department has conduct- our lives to Jesus Christ. new shower and toilet block is being ed at Mirriwinni to assist Pastor A. C. Because of the popularity of the erected. It is hoped that these will be Thomson in his work for the Aborigi- camps at Mirriwinni, accommodation completed in time for the next camp nal people. The camp programme has been somewhat of a problem. in the series, to be held in September. was much the same as that of a regu- lar junior or youth camp, but was adapted to meet the needs of the young people who were attending, about half of whom came from non- Seventh-day Adventist homes. The crafts and hobbies time was a much-anticipated period, and great in- terest was displayed in the carving of wooden birds and fish. Plaster-of- paris plaques also caught the interest of the younger children. Instruction and coaching in archery was ably provided by Pastor W. A. Baines, and after some practice, many were able to get most of their arrows somewhere near the target. This was one of the most popular activities of the camp. Mini-bikes, swimming and team sports also proved to be a source of much enjoyment and fun. The opportunity was taken at each worship period to impress upon the minds of those attending that the fun A hayride gets under way with caretaker Don Pink at the wheel. Mirriwinni Gardens Camp is in and enjoyment of being together at the background. Assisting with camp duties was part of the routine. With the encourage- Six young archers get their aim under the watchful eye of archery in- ment of their counsellor, Esther Quinlan of Bellbrook (centre), this group structor. Pastor W. A. Baines. The archers are, from left to right: Rosalie of Aboriginal girls are happily occupied getting the potatoes peeled Quinlan, Shirley Cohen, Wilma Cohen, Marjorie Holten and Lester Cot- for dinner. trell. We did not receive the name of the little enthusiast at the end of Photos: G. Valentine. the line.  22/7/74 AUSTRALASIAN RECORD Two Honorary Doctorates and W Graduates TEMPERANCE LEADER ANDREWS UNIVERSITY NEWS RELEASE VISITS THE WEST W. G. DOWLING BERRIEN SPRINGS. Andrews University awarded 291 degrees, including Communication Secretary, Western two honorary doctorates, during the spring commencement, Sunday, June 2, 1974. Australian Conference The graduates included 184 from the College of Arts and Sciences, seventy-seven from the School of Graduate Studies, and twenty-eight from the Seventh-day THE RECENT VISIT to Western Aus Adventist Theological Seminary. tralia by Pastor R. W. Taylor, Division Temperance and Religious Liberty sec An honorary doctor of divinity degree was awarded to Pastor Clyde 0. Franz, retary, not only brought a new challenge secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists; and an honorary and a fresh inspiration to our church doctor of humane letters went to the commencement speaker, Mrs. Anita Johnson members in the Conference, but also gave Mackey, A.C.S.W., a field social worker from Santa Barbara, California. many thousands of people in the com Mrs. Mackey was cited for the honorary doctorate "in recognition of her munity a better understanding and appre excellence as a social worker, her active community service, her work in behalf ciation of the work of Seventh-day Adventists in the areas of alcohol and of better race relations, and her example of Christian social concern." drug education. A social worker in Chicago and Los Angeles for twenty-four years, she has Our Temperance leader's visit coincided served as the Veterans Administration's Field Social Worker for the Tri-Counties with some dramatic political activity in of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, California, since 1964. Perth. The Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Mrs. Mackey discussed "How This Can Be a Better World" in her address. She Snedden, arrived on the same day (not on fold the graduating class that "A better world begins with you and the impact of the same plane) as Pastor Taylor. Mr. your influence upon others. . . . There is no time for procrastination, no time for Anthony arrived the next day (the day a news conference was arranged for our projection on others that which you fail to accomplish. . . . To underestimate Temperance leader), and Mr. Whitlam was one's ability is as much a departure from the truth as to overestimate one's ability," in Perth the following day. Two minutes she said. before the news conference was scheduled Pastor Clyde 0. Franz was cited for his honorary doctorate "in recognition of to commence (with no one in sight), I the comprehensive nature and selfless dedication of his service in the development asked Pastor Taylor, "Have you ever had of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and particularly in recognition of his activity a 'news conference' when no one turned in encouraging and extending indigenous leadership of national institutions." up?" He said "No," and quickly added, "But I've never had to compete with a Pastor Franz gave the baccalaureate sermon. Federal election before." A member of the Andrews University Board of Trustees, Pastor Franz has However, all was well, and the news served the Adventist Church for forty-two years as an administrator, financial conference soon proceeded as planned in counsellor, and promoter of evangelistic outreach. He has served as president of spite of the pressure of politics. Journal the church's Antillian Union, and as secretary and treasurer of the Inter-American ists from the two big dailies, reporters and Division. He was appointed secretary of the General Conference in 1970. cameramen from the two commercial television channels, and an ABC reporter, (Concluded on page 13) Dr. Richard Hammill, Andrews University president, congratulates Mrs. Anita Johnson Mackey, A.C.S.W., and Pastor Clyde O. Franz, secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor R. W. Taylor, Division Temperance secre- ~> as they receive honorary doctor of humane letters and doctor of divinity degrees, respectively, during tary, with his "smoking devil." the spring commencement ceremony at Andrews University on June 2. Photo by Bill Plowman, "Daily News," Perth. *< AUSTRALASIAN RECORD 32/7/74  Three Marks to Leaves from a Missionary's Diary Keep Us in Line MOLLY RANKIN April 20. weeks we have had to watch very carefully I have my suspicions about the whole our use of petrol, and limit the people on R. C. H. SMITH thing, but I must admit that they did the station to a bottle of kerosene at a try to get the motor-mower going. Why! time; but when we really began to sit up NO Seventh-day Adventist, whether old they even had a mechanic look at it to and take notice was when the firm in or young, need ever be concerned about make doubly sure, and when he said it Kainantu told us that they could no longer the certainty of truth and righteousness as was finished, the men took his word for provide us with fertilizer for the garden. taught by the church today. In these it and decided to buy a new one. This was serious. days when so many voices are clamouring Last time we were in Lae we bought a I don't really understand the situa- for our attention, we can be positive about shiny new red and blue job that levelled tion, but it is something to do with our faith because we have three ways in the long grass in no time at all. the fact that the overseas ships are unable which to verify our standing in the world And the old derelict mower? Well, that to get enough oil (the fertilizer comes today. is the point of the story. David got work- from Germany), and fewer ships are When pegging out a field to be ploughed, ing on it, and after taking a spark plug coming to Australia. Fertilizer is one of we make sure that the first furrow is from here and a valve from there, got the the commodities that have not arrived. ploughed straight. This can be done by thing going. The Australian agents have completely placing three marks—one at the top of the He and Seth got through their school frozen the market in an endeavour to paddock, a second in the centre, and a lessons in double-quick time for a couple prevent a few firms buying up all that is third where the plough is to commence. of days, and then closeted themselves in available and selling it at an exorbitant These three marks must be in a straight the laundry. I did not really take too price and thus sending up the cost of the line. Then when the first furrow is much notice. They always seem to have food grown with it. turned, we can look back and see a some scheme or other under way that I All this led to our being somewhat pre- straight line, by which all future furrows feel sometimes is just designed to confuse occupied with the situation and offering are determined. their mother. But then when I heard the up earnest prayers for a solution. mower-motor start up and the school In the middle of this little crisis, Naro Many years ago, Pastor R. A. Anderson children cheer and shout, and Ori, the came to my husband and said, "Pastor attended a World Council of Churches area Committeeman, shout in his peculiar Rankin, it is time we began planting some session when the late Dr. W. A. Visser 't stentorian bellow, "Mi laik go long Kain- more kaukau down in the bottom pad- Hooft was the general secretary. There antu. Mi laik go long Kainantu," I felt dock." was confusion among the delegates as to it was time to go to the window and look "Yes, Naro, I know. But we haven't any who should partake of the communion out. fertilizer. Only half a bag, which I want service and how it should be performed. There was Seth sitting on a mobile piece to use on the Chinese cabbages." Dr. Visser 't Hooft happened to mention of 6" by 2" timber. The red engine of "But Masta," said Naro with a sort of to Pastor Anderson one day that we are a the old mower was about midway along lopsided grin, "this land grew kaukau fortunate people. He said that for many the plank, the wheels were attached on before, and we never used fertilizer." days the Council of Churches had been axles, and he was steering it with the The two men looked at each other and trying to find out what method should be chrome handle of the old mower. He was exchanged understanding smiles. The used for the Lord's Supper, and who cheering loudly as he roared down the road Papua New Guineans have been growing should be included in it, and they had not at about 5 miles per hour. kaukau for centuries and surviving on the been able to reach any conclusion, but David, covered in grease, was smiling crops. On previously cultivated land it Seventh-day Adventists had no such prob benignly on as his dream-child shattered may not be as big or plentiful as that lem for they had the writings of Mrs. the silence. grown with fertilizer, but it is kaukau E. G. White to help in making decisions. We now have the "Red Rumble" as well nevertheless, and sustains them with Yes, we certainly are a "fortunate people." as the "Silver Squeak." strong, healthy physiques. lan laughed as he sent a work line down The Truth April 26. to prepare the ground, and he was still At last the oil crisis has caught up with smiling to himself when he came in to tell First of all, we have the Bible as our us here at Omaura. Over the past few me the story. top mark, because it professes to be the truth by divine inspiration—John 17: 17: "Thy Word is truth." All Scripture was given by divine inspiration, therefore all must be TRUTH. now we have the second mark—the Gift knowledge of the Word of God, to lead The Word of Truth tells us that in of Prophecy. This we all recognize in the this remnant church to its final victory. these last days God will raise up a people writings of Mrs. E. G. White. The in If all would bring their lives into har who will keep the commandments of God spiration for these books came from the mony with these three great marks—the —Rev. 14:12: "Here are they that keep same source as the written Word of God. Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy and the the commandments of God." They would The third mark for our guidance is the General Conference—we would soon see have the truth because David says under General Conference. Through divine in our Saviour face to face. These three inspiration in Ps. 119:142: "Thy law is spiration we know that our "highest sources of truth all speak with one voice, the truth." authority that God has upon the earth" they are all in line. How "fortunate" Not only would God's people have the is the General Conference. ("Testimonies," we are in being able to place confidence truth, but also the gift of prophecy. Vol. 3, page 492.) All private opinions and in a movement with such a sure founda Revelation 12: 17 says they would be independence must submit to the rulings tion! known as "the remnant of her seed, which of this organization. God does not wish May God give us all such a love for this keep the commandments of God, and have to rob us of our individuality, but we must truth that nothing will separate us from the testimony of Jesus Christ." The Rev- submit to His great plan of organization Him and these three great provisions elator explains: "The testimony of Jesus when deciding what is truth. God has which He has given to us today to keep is the spirit of prophecy." Rev. 19:10. So prepared men who are giants in the us on the path which leads to life eternal.  22/7/74 AUSTRALASIAN RECORD Our IER workers do not have motor-cars International Educational Recordings (IER) is a Seventh-day Adventist to transport them as they endeavour to non-profit corporation engaged in making gospel records in many languages. keep pace with the great interest in It supplies them free to missionaries, together with gramophones to play them Christianity that is sweeping over these on, as an aid to teaching the illiterate. This service is made possible through nations. They must walk to their ap public contributions, and its head office address is P.O. Box 131, Malibu, pointment, catch a ride on a truck that California 90265, U.S.A. It publishes a monthly magazine, "The Voice in might be going their way, board a public the Jungle," edited by John E. Ford, from which the two articles below are transportation bus that runs on infrequent taken so that our readers may be informed concerning the progress of IER. and irregular schedules, or ride a bicycle— if they are fortunate enough to be able to save the money to buy a bicycle. It costs a whole month's wages or often many months' wages to buy a bicycle. Our "GIVE US TOOLS" workers are serving in the tropical and jungle belt of the world where heat is intense; rains come down in torrents; roads are almost impassable in wet weather; and tropical diseases abound in these hot and humid countries that impair JOHN E. FORD, Editor, "The Voice in the Jungle" the health and strength of the workers. There are problems in public meetings. WE REJOICE that we have been able to find dedicated nationals that IER has Public auditoriums, except in larger cities, are not to be found. If outdoor meetings been able to place in full-time evangelistic service. These eleven men and one are held, there are no chairs and no tent woman have been praying that a door might be opened so that they could give to shelter from the sun or rains. They their energies and time to the preaching of the gospel and preparing souls for the have no piano or musical instruments to coming of Jesus. They have been trained to go out and do battle for the Lord. help out in the music unless there is a However, from each of them come letters asking for evangelistic aids to make well-established church in the city. They their work more effective. "Give us tools" is their burdened request. The prob have no public address system to make their voices heard. They have no pro lems of evangelization in Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi and the Philippines, where the jector to show pictures to illustrate their IER workers are stationed, are much different and greater than those that we face messages. There are no motion pictures in the homeland. to attract the large crowds that would There is the problem of illiteracy. A very large percentage of the people in come if they had them. A rock is often these countries cannot read, or have a very meagre education. The gramophone their pulpit, the grass their pews, the is the effective medium to arouse interest among such people. trees their walls and the blue of heaven their cathedral dome, while heavenly There is also the problem of Bibles and is available, but the people are too poor angels make up the choir. But in such Christian literature for those who can to be able to buy it. We must make an hallowed precincts God is present, and read. Those who are educated have a earnest effort to supply literature and souls are saved. great hunger to read the Bible and Chris Bibles for distribution by our workers. tian books and magazines. The literature There is the problem of transportation. This picture shows a small crowd in Nigeria who have gathered to listen to the gospel from gramophone. The IER gramophone ministry sparked the11 AUSTRALASIAN KECORD 22/7/74  With your help, IER will plan to supply some of these tools for evangelism. For GRAMOPHONE MINISTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES each evangelistic series proposed by an IER worker, a budget will be allotted to cover the evangelistic expenses and litera ture needed for the meetings. We have also offered to supply projectors GODOFREDO GALINATO with evangelistic filmstrips to IER work IER Evangelist in the Philippines ers. However, to insure better care of the equipment, we are asking the worker to THE SHIPMENT of 2,000 sets of gramo I travelled by Toyota to the heart of make a substantial down payment on the phones and records that arrived at Davao Mindanao. There I saw a vast jungle projector and film, and IER will pay the City at the end of January, has brought area that is yet untouched. From the top balance. great disappointment in that the Govern of the mountain ranges I saw hundreds of ment of the Philippines has passed a law clearings where there are villages in the To assist with transportation, IER forbidding the entry of religious or edu canyons and up along the slopes of the proposes to help IER workers to buy a cational material free from customs duties. bicycle or motor-cycle. If the worker pays To release the shipment, the customs (Concluded on page 13) one-third of the cost, IER will lend to the officials have imposed a duty of $6,000. We worker the remainder, to be paid back in do not feel that we should pay that large small monthly instalments. A fund has sum, so have approved the abandonment been set up on our books (to which any of the shipment, which will then become one may contribute) to help supply these the property of the state and will be put tools for evangelism, evangelistic budgets, up at auction to the highest bidder. We or to aid in construction of churches have approved a bid of $600, and hope that where new congregations are raised up. it will be the highest bid, and that the IER is glad to be a channel through which gramophones will then be released. Con many people contribute to the support of tinued effort is being made to allow our the IER ministers and their evangelistic material to enter without customs charges. ministry. We hope and pray that the gramophone Every phase of foreign mission work is ministry in the Philippines will not be essential. Schools and medical institutions in these needy fields are very important. hindered. However, IER has chosen the field of Seventy-two gramophones and sets of evangelism through the use of the gramo records were used in an evangelistic series phones in conjunction with the public of meetings in Butuan City. One hundred ministry of the spoken word by the living and thirty-one people were baptized. evangelist as the special field of foreign Forty-eight sets were used to help the advance that we wish to emphasize. We interest in the city of Bislig. Thirty-eight are sure that many of our readers would were baptized. In other evangelistic meet like to join with us in upholding this ings where the gramophones were used, important endeavour. forty-two were baptized in one city, twenty-eight in another. They are defi nitely a great aid in arousing interest and winning souls. Gramophone distribution in the Philippines. Brother Godofredo Galinato, who wrote the article on gramophone ministry in the Philippines, play- f that resulted in this baptism in the Philippines. ing a record for a Filipino family.  22/7/74 AUSTRALASIAN RECORD with which they all joined in kneading Keen Interest in Bread-making and so on, even though it was a bit of a crush. The Brethren Help Upon hearing that some men were com MRS. GRACE WILLS, Communication secretary and Community Services Leader, ing, we arranged for Brethren Corrigan Bundaberg Church, Queensland and Bates to be their instructors. Our two young married instructors, Pauline "FORTY, fifty, sixty, seventy, seventy- all the seventy-two chairs were occupied. Sommerfeld, a "San"-trained chef, and two." It was not long before the twenty-four Mavis Rudd, had charge of the group of "Yes, that should be enough chairs out. chairs left in reserve were also occupied, high-school students and a group from We'll keep these twenty-four stacked here and still the people were coming in. the Latter Day Saints Youth Club. We in reserve should they be needed. Have Fortunately, at the back of the hall were were fortunate that Sister Grace Savige them fill up the front ones first." five long pews, and these were brought (nee Campbell, and well known to past Our church hall was in readiness for a into use. We had previously been accus Avondalites) was up visiting her sister, bread-making demonstration sponsored tomed to an attendance of some thirty- and willingly took charge of a group. by our non-Adventist friends of the five to forty-five at our bi-monthly To give encouragement to beginners, Bundaberg Health Food Store. They were nutritious-cooking demonstrations over the three well-baked loaves were displayed, supplying all the ingredients, and had past three and a half years, always more one made and baked by Brother C. Bates, unstintingly advertised the venture on than half being non-Adventists, and and the other two made by children, television, radio and in the newspaper. bread-making had been in our series two Myles Christie, aged six, and his sister Our Community Service ladies (Dorcas, or three times. But the sight of this hall Marion, eight. Their mother, Sister T. Health and Welfare Society), had been full of people for a bread-making demon Christie, one of the instructors, displayed asked to supply the demonstrators, and stration is something we will long re an old-time camp oven, used many times organize and run the whole programme. member. over the years for bread-making. We had been informed that approx The programme was soon under way. For the majority of the 120 non-Advent imately sixty of their customers would be The four main demonstrators—Sisters M. ists present that night, it would have been along. Then four days before the demon Bates, G. Rudd, R. Kennaway and Brother their first time in our church or hall. stration (April 30), we received word from W. Corrigan—explained and demonstrated What a challenge! What impressions the sponsor, Mrs. Elais, that a high-school would they take away with them? As we to the assembled group the different yeasts teacher had phoned asking if she could had gathered together in prayer before the bring her class, pending permission from and methods adopted, also each stage in the process of bread-making. They were programme we had sensed our responsi their parents. bility and petitioned God to use this We had closed off a one-third section also shown how to make bread rolls, fancy occasion to bring honour to His name and at the end of the hall, and in it was a shapes and a fruit loaf, all from wholemeal to His church. We felt this was accom table each for the nine appointed instruc flour. At a specified time, the partition plished by the smooth running of the tors to work on. Water and towels were in was folded back, revealing the nine in two-hour programme, the happy relaxed readiness for the washing of hands by structors, each standing ready for action atmosphere created by all who took part, those participating. beside their table. Without hesitation the and verified by the expressions of sincere Seating Capacity Strained visitors divided into groups around the appreciation given at the close of the With starting time at 7.00 p.m., the first tables for individual participation. It was programme by so many who lingered after patrons arrived at 6.15, and by 6.50 p.m., rewarding to notice the interest and zeal it was all over for a talk and to ask The nine bread-making instructors line up after the demonstration. Left Some of the men assisted in bread-making. This is Mr. Corrigan's group, to right they are: M. Rudd, G. Rudd, P. Sommerfeld, M. Bates, C. Bates, and it's "all hands at work." G. Savige, W. Corrigan, R. Kennaway and T. Christie. Photos: M. M. Kennaway AUSTRALASIAN RECORD 22/7/74  further questions on healthful living. "To think that there are people in this world willing to devote their time, not only as seen here this night, but are also willing Metal Discs and Coloured Scraps of Paper to give further personal instruction in the GERRY H. SLUM home, and all free of charge! It's won derful, wonderful," one lady told us. DID YOU KNOW that rum was used quired of him. Edna knocked, Johanne as money in the early years of New South answered and they went through the The Baker Is Losing Business Wales? Imagine collecting on the Appeal canvass while the householder gazed on What have been the results? Ap for Missions in those days! In other times in rapt attention. parently many homes are doing the baker and places, money has taken a variety of At the end of the play, Johanne took out out of business, according to the reports forms—sea shells, tobacco, ivory, cattle, a 20-cent piece (this, unfortunately, was coming to our ears from here and there. etc. How thankful we can be that what the only money she had!) and gave it to Polk stop us in the street, so excited are economists call our "medium of exchange" Edna who handed Johanne the magazine. they about their successes. and what we commonly call "money," As it happened, the girls had to act the consists of insignificant little metal discs whole pantomime again before "Mr. One lady announced: "My family will and scraps of coloured paper. It is so Portugal" caught on and understood that not eat bought bread now." Another met much easier to handle, to stack, to count, the girls were collecting. Edna handed her instructor one day and told her she to Ingather. him the magazine, whereupon he took a had tried to make bread before, but it The beauty of this system is that all handful of silver including 50-cent, 20-cent had never turned out any good. "Now I the values of the various coins and notes and 10-cent pieces, and carefully selected follow the way you showed us to knead, match up with each other so neatly—not a 20-cent piece, which he handed to her. and it turns out perfectly." We are meet like quantities of rum where one would After having finished their territory, and ing other people—quite downcast—so dis have to add together pints, quarts, gallons, having time on their hands, they took appointed that they had not gone along, flagons, etc. Take, for instance a sum that some spare "Signs" magazines back to saying, "My friend, Mrs. X, has told me consists of 42,537 coins and 1,326 notes, and some of the homes where they had been how good it was, and what I have missed. adds up to $7,366.31. Incidentally, this is before, and—yes, you've guessed it! One When are you holding the next one?" the amount collected by the students and of the homes they went to was that of So many requests have come in, that members of the Carmel College church in our Portuguese friend. This time they Mrs. Elais of the Health Pood Store is just four days of Ingathering. It is an said only a few words and offered him the offering the flour and yeast again if we all-time record! free "Signs" magazine, but without hesita care to run another similar programme. Not all the collecting experiences were tion he dutifully gave them 20 cents. No Besides having given a very large quantity serious ones, either; often there was just amount of explanation could induce him of wholemeal flour, etc., she sent a nice that tinge of humour to lighten the day. to take back the money! You see, it's all little cheque along later in appreciation. Take, for instance, one which Edna and a matter of training! It was used for one of the next health Johanne had. They were working together Usually we like to include photographs programmes conducted by the church, in the Coobalup area of Perth, and came of all students who collected over $100, which commenced with the screening of a to a house where a man answered the but this year they are so numerous that film at the local show at the end of May, door in reply to their knock. Edna gave we have included those who collected over and was followed by a 5-Day Clinic for her canvass, but the man looked at her in $150—Jenine Major, Tony Phillips and smokers. We plan to continue with a a quizzical way. So she said it all again. Brett Smoker. The other photograph is of health-evangelistic series. This time he gave the girls to understand Edna and Johanne. that he was Portuguese, and didn't under We offer our grateful thanks to God, Prom our cooking demonstration con stand the "lingo." who made this achievement possible by tacts, one is now a baptized church mem granting such good Ingathering weather ber, and we pray that this avenue, together Dramatizing the Appeal for the whole of the four days, and for with the community services planned by Instead of leaving our New Australian His Spirit who went before the collectors the church under the leadership of Pastor friend, the girls set to work to overcome to prepare the hearts of the people. Also, M. M. Kennaway, and Lay Activities the difficulty. Johanne went to the other we are thankful for the hard work of the leader, Brother L. Barker, will make for side of the door and they prepared to collectors and the organizers who brought healthier bodies ready to receive the three mime the whole sequence, hoping to get in the "medium of exchange" and shared angeis' messages. across to the gentleman what was re their faith with others. ««»... I These three Carmel College students are the champions who collected These young ladies are Johanne Seeber (left) and Edna Markey, whose over $150 each. Left to right: Brett Smoker, Jenine Major and Tony ingenuity as collectors overcame the language barrier. Phillips. Photos: G. Slum.  22/7/74 AUSTRALASIAN RECORD the practical side of their course by work Newspaper story... ing under Mr. Irvine on the college farm. DAIRY EXPERT FOR ASSAM Mr. Irvine already finds the Assam pro ject challenging, though he has not seen the area in which he will be working. "The most rewarding feature will be to see Taken from "The Lake Macquarie Herald," farms. For the past twenty-four years he results," he said. Dec. 20, 1973. has been manager of Avondale College WHEN MR. IAN IRVINE, of Cooran- dairy and farm. There are 150 cows- The imported cows will be shedded be bong, arrives in Assam late in January, he Jerseys and Friesians—in the Avondale cause of the extreme heat in Assam. They will find both the familiar and unfamiliar. herd, and about eighty of these are milked. will need to be hosed continually, and will The people and environment of Barpeta, Most of the milk goes to the Wyong Dairy only be let out for short periods in cool the place where Mr. Irvine and his family Co-op Society, but some is used for the weather. are going, will be unfamiliar. college boarding department. "We will also have to wean calves early," The eighty-three Jersey cows that will The Avondale dairy has a fine record Mr. Irvine said. "There will not be enough greet Mr. Irvine at a dairy farm set up with Jerseys. One cow holds three State milk for long weaning." under the Colombo Plan will seem like records for production, and the dairy has At present, a native cow gives about old friends. won many prizes at Newcastle and Mait- For Mr. Irvine is an authority on cows, one-third of the milk that an average land shows. Jersey produces. especially Jerseys. The farm has won many prizes in the It was because of this that he has been Wyong Agricultural District Pasture Im Mr. Irvine has been a director of Wyong chosen by the Australian Government to provement competitions. Mr. Irvine won Dairy Co-op Society for several years and go to Assam to help set up the dairy farm. the farm management championship for deputy chairman for the past four. He is The idea behind the project is to demon the two years it was held. a member of the State Committee of the strate to the Assamese the practical side Jersey Herd Society, and is a senior of dairying, its economics, and ways in The dairy in Assam will be of 700 acres. classifier. which milk production can be raised. The Australian Government has already spent $280,000 stocking it and buying Mrs. Irvine and two of their five chil The farm will also attempt to upgrade dren will accompany him to Barpeta. It native stock by cross breeding. This will machinery. will be a unique experience for Mrs. Irvine, help production, and make the breeds more Avondale May Get Assam Student for it is believed she will be the only tolerant of heat and resistant to ticks. European woman in the area. The Jerseys are only part of the Assam Mr. Irvine hopes he will be able to farm. There will eventually be 150 of select a student from the Barpeta dairy The nearest town of any size is Gauhati, them, as well as 100 bulls. The cows were after he has been there for about a year, eighty miles away. selected from stock in southern New South and send him to Avondale for further Wales and Victoria. Mr. Irvine will be training. [Editorial note: Although this newspaper working with university graduates on the Students use the college farm for part article was rather late in reaching us, and project, but few of them would have had of a study-work programme, as the college Mr. Irvine has now been in Assam for any practical experience. allows students to work a specified number some months, we still felt our readers They will find that Mr. Irvine has an of hours each week towards tuition fees. would be interested in the information extensive working knowledge of dairies and Many university students have also filled given.] Lakes Welfare Federation floated. Furniture disintegrated, and was later carted away by truckloads to garb age dumps. Because some thought that MARY STELLMAKER, Communication Secretary, Avondale Memorial Church, New South Wales it "couldn't happen to them," they refused THE FIRST MEETING of the newly formed and re-organized Lakes Welfare to leave their homes, feeling they were Federation was held in the Avondale Memorial church hall on Thursday, April 18. safe. One family had to be rescued three times! The president, Mrs. J. Aitken of Kanwal, welcomed the eighty-four people present, In one caravan park, sixty out of 100 and the secretary, Miss M. Greive of Avondale Memorial church, took the roll call. caravans were swept away by a yet-to-be Interesting reports were given by each the whole of Queensland, he was im explained wall of water. Pastor Robinson of the eleven societies making up the mediately involved in organizing and was called at 6:30 on the Saturday morn Federation. Hillview reported the involve directing rescue operations at civil defence ing to provide a team of ladies to staff a ment of the Avondale High School stu headquarters. Owing to the extreme kitchen at this park to feed 100 people. dents in community service. Every second urgency, Pastor Robinson brought in Seventh-day Adventists were organized Friday evening the students visit shut-ins Sister Nonie Hedges and Pastor Peter to staff and operate food kitchens, where in the distrct and sing to them. Dora Cummings to assist him, and these three up to 2,000 meals a day were served. Many Creek reported the recent 5-Day Plan, and Adventists processed all the calls for help. helped in clean-up operations; twelve men help given to a discouraged family. Pastor Robinson also mentioned Pastor needed a whole day to clean out one The Woy Woy society, the only one in Bob Possingham, who, while assisting in house. While the flood waters were rising, the Federation with a Welfare centre, was relief operations, was caught in a traffic some, at great personal risk, were out in presented with a First Aid Kit by the jam. Wearing a Pathfinder uniform, he boats working among live, submerged Federation, and a wall clock from the got out of the car, climbed on to the roof power lines. Kanwal society. and directed the traffic until it was dis Inter-denominational Co-operation Pastor Eric Robinson, who heads the entangled. The only name by which many Pastor Robinson emphasized the co Welfare work in the South Queensland of the flood victims knew him was "Padre operation of various denominations and Conference, was a guest speaker at the Bob." Some made it their business later service organizations, including Lions meeting. His story of the recent Brisbane to find out his full name and address so Clubs and the Red Cross, etc. One flood, the worst since 1893, electrified the they could convey their gratitude for his example of this teamwork was the Roman audience. Because of his position as personal help. Catholic organization which, in collabora Seventh-day Adventist liaison officer with Flood conditions were chaotic. Pianos tion with the Adventists, made available the State Civil Defence Department for were jammed in doorways; some Just their kitchen for the preparation of 2,500 AUSTRALASIAN RECORD 22/7/74  meals which were then served in the Fellowship and discussion with Advent tralian," used the heading "Drug Expert Methodist church! ists in each country was a heart-warming Warns on Alcohol" spread over five col From as far away as Western Australia, experience as they expressed their support umns. The evening "Daily News" printed 120 cartons of well-sorted and high- for the principles and programming of a picture-story headed "Move for Spot quality clothing were sent by the Welfare temperance. Unique indeed was the op Alcohol Checks," covering three columns. Societies. When the flood victims came to portunity to visit again with our church The little red "Smoking Devil" (pic one relief centre for cash help, a city in Moscow and participate in the ordin tured) was introduced to students at our council alderman directed them to the Ad- ances, as reported in the article published Victoria Park church school, and after a ventists, who were set up nearby with in last week's RECORD. demonstration smoke they were suitably supplies of clothing. He told the people impressed by his tar-stained lungs. they would receive good-quality clothing As a result of an interview in Bunbury, from the Adventists. GRAMOPHONE MINISTRY IN the leading country newspaper, "The As a token of appreciation for help THE PHILIPPINES South Western Times," printed a twenty- rendered, the Queensland Civil Defence column-inch story, featuring Adventist donated 500 folding stretchers to the (Concluded from page 9) philosophy on drug education and our Seventh-day Adventist Welfare organiza mountains. Into many of these villages the successful "Stop Smoking" clinics. tion. Pastor Robinson has now been made gramophones have already found their Pastor Taylor's visit was an opportunity advisor to the Director of Civil Defence in way and interests have been aroused. to introduce the new alcohol and road Queensland. Plans are being laid to fly in student safety film, "Tomorrow Is Cancelled." Pastor Eric Clarke, reporting on the missionaries from Mountain View College This was very well received by our Tem flood situation in North New South Wales, by the mission aeroplane to search out and perance officers and members generally. told of a family who were marooned on a follow up the gramophone interests. I His visit climaxed with a very successful hilltop. They were seen by an Adventist hope we can devise some plan to drop Sabbath afternoon and evening Tem family, who rescued them in a rowing-boat the gramophones from the aeroplane into perance Council, which resulted in a new and took them to their own home. The villages that have no airfield and no roads impetus to our Temperance programme in people had never before heard of Advent to them. Western Australia. ists. "Who are you? Why do you do Through the past months, we have this?" they asked. As a result of this often been in danger of our lives because witness of practical Christianity by this of tribal uprisings. One Friday evening family, their marooned guests were so im we were on our way in the Toyota to pressed that they asked to be put in touch conduct an open-air meeting in a jungle with an Adventist minister in order that clearing. We were surprised by a surging they might learn more of the church and throng of people from the mountain, near its teachings. by, fleeing for their lives. About 300 in Pastor Len Barnard, pilot of the "An surrectionists had descended on the town drew Stewart," flew 150 blankets to Las- of Takol, killing about a dozen government more. However, unable to land there, he soldiers and many civilians. They looted proceeded to Casino, where a station- the town of food supplies and burned the waggon met the plane, loaded the blankets, houses. A Christian sister was preparing and took them as far as possible on the the church for the Sabbath services. She way. The blankets finally reached Lis- was killed and found in the church the more by boat. following day. We used the Toyota to LEfTERS The Federation meeting concluded with help evacuate the sick and wounded. a luncheon, and all went home with re Some mothers had just given birth. The to the EDITOR newed determination to follow in the foot sick were trying to flee and carry some of PLEASE NOTE: Letters are accepted for steps of the Master who went about doing their possessions. People were dying. publication at the discretion of the editor; the receipt of a letter does not mean that it will good. Children were lost. Our interested people necessarily be published. Correspondents should were scattered. Many were leaving for also understand that their letters will be sub edited to bring them to a suitable literary stan other parts. This is the second time we dard, though every effort will be made to have gone through such an experience preserve the essential point of the original. THE OTHER WORLD AND ITS Pseudonyms may be used for publication, but STRUGGLE AGAINST ALCOHOL during the past year. the original must have the full name and address of the writer. AND TOBACCO We have done what we could to gather Letters published may not necessarily represent up the interested ones and continue to the ideals or the teachings of the denomination ; (Concluded from page 3) such are found in our editorial, devotional and study with them, but because of the petrol news columns. principles and, if they were satisfied, we rationing it is impossible to do much would arrange an agreement. I am hope travelling. Surely the whole world is in Catholics Alter Day of Worship ful that this will ultimately be achieved. a pitiful condition! How we pray for the Dear Editor, A similar agreement was planned with soon coming of Jesus! Surely it will not It might interest RECORD readers to the Non-smoking Society of Yugoslavia. be long! How we long to reach more of know that the Catholic church in Mait- Already 5-Day Plan control books are these neglected people of the jungle before land, New South Wales, has changed its being printed in Croatian. These con that great day arrives! Remember us in day of worship. Instead of running from tacts were made while accompanied by our your prayers. midnight to midnight, the day of worship local brethren in many cases, or they were now runs from approximately sunset informed of the visit. Saturday to sunset Sunday. The new In Bucharest, Rumania, the Red Cross system began on the week-end of May 11 takes an active role in alcohol education TEMPERANCE LEADER VISITS and 12. and prevention. With Brother Marin THE WEST "It is not intended that the significance Pirvan, Union Field secretary, and Pro (Concluded from page 6) and importance of the Lord's Day be fessor A. Doroftei of our seminary, a two- obscured," says a statement issued by hour consultation with officials of the spent over an hour putting their questions Bishop's House, Maitland. "The Church Red Cross brought forth commendation for to Pastor Taylor. This resulted in good since ancient times has always regarded our efforts, an assurance of cordial co TV and radio coverage, as well as forty- that the Sabbath or Lord's Day com operation, and willingness to use our edu three column inches in the leading Perth menced on the evening of the previous day. cational materials. papers. The morning paper, "West Aus- The Jewish tradition also regarded their  22/7/74 AUSTRALASIAN RECORD Sabbath as commencing the evening be her nurse's training, and later on her wedding day was among a group of nurses who graduated fore." from the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Adrian is New Testament evidence was also given WEDDINGS continuing his nurse's training. We wish our young friends the consciousness of God's presence to show that the day of worship began as they establish their home in Sydney as a "on the evening of the previous day." witness for Him. G. D. Box. Reasons for the change were not theo McPHERSON—ROBE. Sunday, June 16, 1974, logical, even though theological reasons was a happy day for the wedding in the Orange church, New South Wales, of lan James were the only ones given in the statement. McPherson of Sydney, and Valma Beryl Robe, BEATTIE—MACFARLANE. A wide circle of The change was made because worshippers friends and relatives gathered together on June on Sunday nights were often too tired by 2, 1974, in the Waitara church, New South jouin lan anu v amm <*i e ueaicatea to ^nribi, Wales, to witness the marriage of Andy Beattie a day of swimming or football. The and Evelyn Macfarlane. As these two well- and the high esteem in which they are held was shown when over a hundred guests gathered at Sunday night mass was substituted by a known members of the Waitara church unite the reception. Telegrams from friends in the their lives together, we trust that the sphere of mass at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday nights their influence will cast a benediction on all who U.S.A., Fiji, and all across Australia expressed because it was felt that the congregation come into contact with them. E. A. Ferris. good wishes. We wish them Heaven's richest lest blessing for future happiness and service for t:he would not be as tired on Saturday CRAIGIE—MONDY. A happy and handsome Master. L. J. Laws. evenings. couple stood before the celebrant in the Gosford RAMPTON—WEST. In the Dundas Seventh- It was also considered that Saturday church, New South Wales, on May 6, 1974. to be day Adventist church, New South Wales, on the united in marriage. The bride, Patricia Mondy, evening of June 9, 1974, Tony Ra.npton and Rose night would be more convenient for people is the daughter of Brother and Sister A. C. J. mary West were happily manied in the presence travelling. The change has been made Mondy of Lisarow, and Walter Craigie, the of a large number of relatives and frienas. Tony groom, is the son of Brother and Sister Ray comes from a well-known Adventist family, being only at services at the cathedral, and not Craigie of Greenacre, Sydney. A pleasing the grandson of the late Pastor F. G. Kampton in other churches in the diocese. feature of the wedding was the fact that the and the eldest son of Sister Dawn Rampton of groom's father officiated at the organ and also Wollongong, and the late Lewis Rampton. Rose- The change is a modern example of the rendered vocal items both at the church and at maiy is the eldest daughter of Brother and Catholic Church's claim to be able to the reception, which was held in the Adventist Sister John West of Parramatta, who are Community Hall at Woy Woy. May God prominent in the Greater Syd:icy Conference for change the day of worship when it is richly bless this Christian young couple as they their connection with the Pathlinder work. At convenient to do so. Theological reasons set up home at Canterbury and unite their interest the reception held at "Belhaven," Wentwj/thville, and training in medical matters in service for telegrams were read from all over Australia and given, support the Seventh-day Adventist God to man. E. A. Boehm. also from the U.S.A. May the Lord bless this teaching that the Sabbath starts and consecrated young couple as they continue to finishes at sunset. LAMBE—HARCH. Robert William Lambe serve Him together. C. T. Potter. and Lorelle May Harch exchanged marriage vows Phil Ward, on June 16, 1974, amid the brightness of beauti RAMSEY—HAYHOE. On May 13, 1974, in North New South Wales. fully arranged flowers, in the Mount Gravatt the homely Camperdown church, Victoria, Julie church, Queensland. Lorelle is the second Alison Hayhoe and Robert Leo Rarnsey accepted daughter of Mrs. Daphne Harch and the late the "sacred obligations as long as both shall John Harch, and Robert is the eldest son of Mr. live." Friends and relatives came from Sydney Tapes Available for Isolated Members and Mrs. Cecil Lambe. Both families have their and other places where Julie and Robert are homes in the Brisbane area. At the reception, the known, to celebrate this very happy occasion. It Dear Editor, young couple were showered with good wishes was obvious that divine love had united these People may wonder what has been done for their future happiness. They go forward with two young people, and that on this basis their confidence, their lives united in the blessing of future happiness will be secure. A home where about the cassettes for the lending library. God. The Mount Gravatt group welcome their Christ is honoured will be established in Sydney. A company will shortly be formed called continued fellowship in church life. D. A. Brennan. D. R. Martin. the "Christian Cassette Club," and a re SEARLE—FERGUSON. Sunday, June 16, cording company has also been approached LANG—WEATHERALL. Russell William 1974, was a perfect day for Donald Richard Lang and Elna Joy Weatherall were united in Searle and Heather Elizabeth Ferguson, as they to make top-quality recordings. marriage on June 18, 1974, at Glen Alpin, united their lives before God and friends in the The framework which has been formed Queensland. Brother Lang, now retired, is well Southport church on the Gold Coast, Queensland. known as a Conference secretary-treasurer and Don has been working in Gladstone, Queensland, involves a charge of $5 for membership. a Health Food Company accountant. Sister and it is to Gladstone that he takes his new A further $20 subscription will entitle Weatherall has a farming background. The bride. Heather was introduced to the message marriage ceremony took place in the home of of salvation through Don, and was baptized last members to a sermon every fortnight for Brother Lang's son. Cliff. Sister Weatherall's Christmas. We all, relatives and friends, rejoice one year. Membership also entitles son, Neil, gave his mother to her new husband. to see another Christian home established to the people to buy any single cassette of these The mutual goodwill of the children of both glory of God. May God bless you, Don and families, Cliff and Hilma, Gordon and Maureen Heather, as you journey through this life to a sermons, or special youth and children's (Meyers), and Neil and Doreen, Kevin and greater marriage feast above. H. E. Vysma. cassettes, for $2.80. Janette (Penrose) plus the excitement of grand children and the congratulations of other rela SLADE—HIGGINS. On June 10, 1974, Special secular music cassettes are also tives, made the reception at the Weatherall- Brother John Slade and Sister Gertrude Higgins Penrose homestead a most enjoyable occasion. were united in marriage at the St. Albans Sev being prepared to cater for all music May God's blessing be with the new Father and enth-day Adventist church, Christchurch, New tastes. These will normally sell for $6, but Mother Lang in their home at Nord's Wharf, Zealand. A large gathering of well-wishers New South Wales. D. A. Brennan. demonstrated the high esteem in which the happy members receive a 20 per cent discount. couple and their families are held. Brother and Series of sermons will also be sold to LLOYD—Van TIGGELEN. On the evening of Sister Slade are attached to the Retail division members at discount prices. All members June 27, 1974, Richard Mark Lloyd and Tine Van of the Sanitarium Health Food Company, and Tiggelen were united in marriage at the War- plan to set up their home in the deep south at will receive brochures at regular intervals burton church, Victoria. Mark, who has almost Invercargill, where Brother Slade is in charge of giving details of new cassettes available finished his medical course, is the only son of the Sanitarium shop. K. J. Bullock. Brother and Sister Les Lloyd. Brother Les to them. Cassette players will be available Lloyd is the accountant at the Signs Publishing SYMONS—POLLOCK. On Monday afternoon, at a reasonable price to those who need Company. Tine is the second daughter of June 17, 1974, Glenn Leigh Symons and Kathryn Brother and Sister Ben Van Tiggelen. Prior to Lilian Pollock exchanged marriage vows in the them. his acceptance of the position of chief chef at Bendigo Seventh-day Adventist church, Victoria. All recordings will be of highest quality the Warburton Sanitarium and Hospital, Brother A large number of relatives, neighbours and Van Tiggelen and his family resided in Laun- church friends gathered to wish them God's so that we can hold the standards of the ceston, Tasmania, where they had accepted the richest blessing. Glenn is the youngest son of church high. message under the preaching of Pastor G. Mr. and Mrs. Symons of Bendigo, and Kathryn Burn side. Tine has given highly valued sec the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pollock of People wanting membership are invited retarial service in both of the above institutions. Derby, Victoria. Having signed the necessary to write to the address below. First ser To the future Dr. and Mrs. Mark Lloyd, the documents in the church, to the delight of all present, the bride was presented with a white mon cassettes were planned to be available large crowd of friends who gathered at the church and later at the "Cuckoo," expressed their wishes Bible to bear testimony that this was the first in June. Trusting this meets the needs of for God's richest blessing as they plan to wedding in the new Bendigo church. We trust the Lord will be gracious to this lovely couple, isolated members and helps to unify the unitedly serve their Lord. E. B. Price. who will demonstrate the beauty of a true Ad church, ventist home. K. E. Satchell. MILLER—BLYDE. On June 9, 1974, at 1 R. J. Tonkin, p.m., Adrian Miller and Karine Blyde exchanged TANGE—HILL. Robyn Hill, a beautiful bride, 24 Cooranbong Road, marriage vows in the bush chapel at Vision and Charles Tange, a stalwart groom, chose the Valley, Arcadia, New South Wales. Vision Gosford Seventh-day Adventist church. New Dora Creek, New South Wales. 2266 Valley is a youth centre set in beautiful bush- South Wales, for their marriage, which was land surroundings, and after the ceremony, well- celebrated on March 10, 1974. Both these young j--r— r——— —R~' wishers and friends gathered at the reception people have grown up on the New South Wales centre for the wedding breakfast. Adrian is the Central Coast, and the occasion was one of hap "The influence of grace is to soften the youngest son of Brother and Sister Henry Miller piness for their many friends and relatives. heart, and to refine and purify the feel of Geelong (recently of Sydney), and Karine is Rcbyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry the only daughter of Brother and Sister Merv Hill of Narara, and a granddaughter of Pastor ings."—"Mount of Blessing," page 135. Blyde of Warburton. Karine has just completed H. A. Hill, well known by many Adventists in AUSTRALASIAN RECORD 22/7/74  various parts of Australia. Charles' parents, FASHION FABRICS. P.O. Box 16, Glenorchy, PIANOS AND ELECTRONIC ORGANS. New Mr. and Mrs. C. Tange, former Central Coast Tasmania. 7010. Dacrons: florals $1.30 m; and used instruments. Service, and normal residents, came from their present home at Terylene Chiffon $1.80 m; Terylene/Linen $1.50 guarantee in your area at competitive prices. Wauchope to be present. May He who arranged m & $2.40 m; Terylene'Jersey $1.80 m; Tery- Trade-ins welcome. Consult Musical Specialities the marriage in Eden and whose blessing Robyn lene/Gabardine SI.50 m & $2.40 m. All 45" (104 for "sound" advice: 97 Betula Avenue, Vermont, and Charles sought at their wedding, be an cm) wide. Samples available. Remnant parcels Victoria. 3133. Phone 874 3377. ever-welcome Guest at their home at Berkeley $5 & $10. Vale. E. A. Boehm. RETURN THANKS Miss Jean Sinclair and family sincerely thank YATES—POULSON. June 2, 1974, was a day Pastor Kent, Pastor Branster and the many other never to be forgotten in the lives of Graeme Yates kind friends, for their kind expressions of and Lee Sheryl Poulson when they came together FOOD FOR THOUGHT sympathy, floral tributes and prayers at the time to exchange marriage vows in the beautifully of the passing of their brother, brother-in-law decorated Royal Oak church, Auckland, New VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT and uncle, Mr. William McAlpine Sinclair. Zealand. Graeme and Lee were very respected Please accept this as their personal thanks. employees at the Sanitarium Health Food Com Smorgasboard Lunch: 12.00-2.30 p.m. pany in Auckland. It was through the Christian witness of fellow workers, and particularly ($2.50) Monday to Thursday. Graeme, that Lee was baptized. After the wed Dinner: 6.30-10.30 p.m., Sunday to ding service, relatives and friends gathered at "The Lodge" to enjoy fellowship and the reception. We wish this dedicated young couple Thursday and Saturday night after Sabbath. A la carte. AUSTRALASIAN RECORD God's richest blessing in their united witness for 541 Chapel Street, South Yarra, and Advent World Survey the Lord. L. T. Barker. MELBOURNE. Official Organ of the Phone: 244418. AUSTRALASIAN DIVISION OF SEVENTH- Excellent cuisine, period setting, DAY ADVENTISTS cheerful service. Run as a missionary venture by Adventist young people Editor ------ R. H. PARR Associate Editor - K. S. PARMENTER TILL HE COMES of all ages. Office Secretary - - DULCE RICKARDS Wahroonga Representative CELIA STOTESBURY FOR SALE. Weatherboard house, plaster it if it lined, 2 B.R., 1 sleepout, kitchen, lounge, living- room, bathroom, laundry. New H.W.S. New electric stove. Phone if needed. Several good Annual subscription—post paid: sheds with electricity for handyman. 20 minutes All areas covered by the Australasian walk to college and factory. Price $17,500. W. 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Victoria. 3799 late husband (who predeceased her by six months) Appearing regularly in the Australasian Record by Pastor Theodore Anderson in 1954, she was are articles from the Review and Herald, the faithful to her vows and to her Lord till the end. general church paper of the Seventh-day Adven- She now awaits the call of the Life-giver and LONG WINTER EVENINGS tists, published at Washington, D.C., U.S.A. His commendation "Well done!" The services Printed weekly for the Division by the at the church and at the graveside were con Why not use them profitably Signs Publishing Co, Warburton. Victoria. ducted by the writer in association with Pastor By studying with T. Anderson, and were intended to bring bright hope to all those who mourn our sister's passing. HOME STUDY INSTITUTE V. J. Heise. Bible courses for all school levels DIRECTORY KING. When David King fell asleep in Christ on Sabbath afternoon, June 1, 1974, a sense of Adult Bible courses AUSTRALIAN DIVISION OF loss gripped the family and all who knew him. Church related courses SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS Brother King was born on July 6, 1893, in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He was educated in Pre-School Activities courses 148 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga, N.S.W. 2076 St. Patrick's Protestant Grammar School, and consequently was a choir boy in the cathedral. Write to: President R. R. Frame This man of conviction and character was a Home Study Institute, Secretary K. S. Parmenter master builder by profession, and had charge of Treasurer L. L. Butler Protestant church buildings and schools in 148 Fox Valley Road, Assistant Secretary R. A. Evans Assistant Treasurer A. H. Forbes Northern Ireland. After coming to Australia in WAHROONGA, N.S.W. 2076 Field Secretary A. S. Jorgensen 1964, Brother King studied and accepted present truth and was an esteemed member of the Auditor - S. H. Macfarlane Burwood church, Victoria. Pastor J. B. Conley Associate Auditors - - G. J. Bland and Pastor W. J. Cole associated with the writer R. W. Richardson in a ministry of comfort through the sure Word of God. Left to mourn, but in hope of reunion, are Departmental Secretaries his devoted wife and sons Stanley, Derek, Harold Education - - - - E. G. McDowell and David (Arthur predeceased his father in VACANCIES Health Food - - - - F. C. Craig 1940, aged nineteen years), and one child by SIGNS PUBLISHING Lay Activities - - - G. W. Maywald adoption, Jennifer. After a service in the Bur- Health ------ D. E. Bain wood church, we laid this dear one to rest in COMPANY Ministerial Association - C. R. Stanley the Springvale Lawn Cemetery until the dawning Sabbath School and of eternity. D. R. Martin. HAND COMPOSITOR. A vacancy Communication - - M, G. Townend exists in the composing room for Communication (Associate) - R. A. Vince Publishing ----- J. W. 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ADVENTIST HOSPITAL Our readers will be glad to learn that flowers, machinery efficiently, are required in 3799 bowl arrangements, posies, and baskets of flowers the company's bindery. Applicants Advertisements approved by the editor will be may be ordered direct from the hospital's new should write stating age, qualifica- inserted at the following rates: Floral Boutique and delivered with your per First 25 words ------ f2.00 sonal message to any patient in the hospital tions and experience to: Each additional 5 words - - 10 cents Write to: The Florist, Sydney Adventist Hospital, THE MANAGER, Remittance and recommendations from local 185 Fox Valley Road. Signs Publishing Company, pastor or Conference officer must accompany WAHROONGA. N.S.W. 2076 WARBURTON, Victoria. 3799 copy. or phone: Sydney 4879111, Office. 484998 after hours.  22/7/74 ACSTRALASIAN RECORD FLASH POINT . . . ing on July 1, staff and students of the Ministerial department were engaging in six weeks of evangel- On Sunday, June 9, in the Wahroonga church, thirty- istic effort. The students were placed in various areas five nurses received their diplomas and the congratu- of Papua New Guinea to gain practical experience lations of a large congregation. This represented the and to "field test" evangelistic approaches learned entire class who all sat and passed the Hospital and at college. Seven of these students were placed in State Finals. Pastor R. C. Harris, former director of new areas where the message has never before been the School of Nursing and now Health secretary of preached. the North New South Wales Conference, delivered The latest report of world MV outreach reveals that the graduation address. The divine service on Sab- to the end of the first quarter of 1974, world bath was taken by Dr. A. N. Patrick of Avondale Seventh-day Adventist youth have attained 184,253 College. baptisms toward a quinquennium goal of 237,500. This year, for the first time, the Sydney Adventist The Australasian Division has attained 3,052 toward Hospital will be taking in three new classes of nurs- a quinquennium goal of 5,000. There seems to be ing trainees. In addition to the class that commenced a trend back to the more traditional types of MV out- in January, and the July class, another is to com- reach such as Voice of Youth, Friendship Teams, etc. mence in September. For the information of those Because of government regulations, the Seventh-day who have a desire to train in this field of Christian Adventist Church in New Zealand does not have the service, applications are now being received for the benefit of radio and television broadcasts to boost September class. Bible Correspondence School enrolments. Pastor D. Pastor Hefren, who is in his seventieth year (and is I. Jenkins, Communication secretary of the North apparently quite happy to let the fact be known), is New Zealand Conference, tells us that the Communi- still in great demand as a speaker at youth gather- cation department, together with the Bible School, ings. He was guest speaker at a Young Marrieds' last year explored the possibility of magazine and Camp held in the South New South Wales Conference radio advertising to step up Bible course enrolments. from April 12 to 15, according to news received from As a result, to date, 115 applications have been re- Pastor K. Hankinson. He proved so popular as a ceived from "Women's Weekly" magazine and thirty- speaker that he was invited to return for the Youth three from radio advertising. In addition, Pastor Bible Camp held on June 15 to 17. His clear and Jenkins has advertised on our Dial-a-Message service appealing presentation of the plan of salvation help- in Auckland, and this has brought in a further twenty- ed a number of young people at the camp to make a six enrolments for senior and junior Bible courses. positive decision for Christ. Thus the advertising venture has proved worth while. The grass doesn't get much chance to grow under The Pathfinders of Dundas church in the Greater Syd- Pastor Hefren's feet: three days after the close of the ney Conference raised some $4,000 in less than three Bible camp in South New South Wales, he left for months to finance a visit to their counterparts in Fiji. Fiji, where he led out in the youth Week of Prayer at On May 6, thirty-nine Pathfinders and twelve adults Fulton College. Thus is the Australasian Division (including Pastor E. Ferris and Dr. P. Cappe), flew out taking advantage of his ministry before he leaves to Fiji for ten very busy days. Their arrival was next year for a two-year term at Solusi College in noted by the "Fijian Times" with an article and a Rhodesia. picture. In spite of the heavy rainfall they encoun- tered, their spirits were not dampened, and they In the Western Australian Conference eight Vacation made many new friends among the Suvavou Path- Bible Schools were held during the May school holi- finders. They also spent a week-end at Fulton Col- days, with an attendance of over 1,000 children. One lege. Though they arrived home very tired, they of the results of this community outreach is that two had gained a greater vision of the needs of people children have enrolled in our church schools. in the island fields. During the recent mid-year break at Avondale Col- Foundations are now being laid for additions costing lege, senior Theology students went out to various $160,000 to the Victoria Park Adventist School com- Conferences where they spent three weeks working plex in Western Australia. These will include four with church pastors to gain an insight into the prac- classrooms, staff facilities and a library for the primary tical side of the ministry. Teacher trainees also school. For high school students the additions will scattered to the various church schools throughout provide first-class facilities for mechanics and fine the Division for their mid-year practice teaching. arts departments. To help meet the cost of this pro- On Friday evening, June 28, Pastor David Currie, ject, the government has made a very welcome grant of $66,000. who leads out in the area of Practical Theology at Avondale College, opened his mid-year mission at A youth choir from Kabiufa High School in Papua Wagga Wagga in the South New South Wales Con- New Guinea, under the direction of Brother Vivian ference, with an attendance of 400. Pastor Currie Hill, has just made a tour of Kainantu and Lae. Dur- had a team of final-year ministerial students to assist ing the tour, the choir put on seven programmes of him. His opening topic was, "Hemp, Hippies and a spiritual nature, based on the death and resurrec- Holy Men." A feature of his opening programme tion of Christ, and these were well received. The was the personal testimony of ex-hippie Alan Boag, NBC recorded the choir in Lae and they expect it will who is in his third year of Theology at Avondale be broadcast soon. College. "Finally, brethren . . .": The surest way to inspire Sonoma College in Papua New Guinea has also courteous treatment from other motorists is to drive organized for some mid-year field work. Commenc- a police car.
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